Art Auction set for March 23 Rotary Club of the Abingtons With Leah Ducato Rudolph

First Posted: 3/7/2012

The Rotary Club of the Abingtons is hosting a benefit Art Auction presented by Marlin Art Friday, March 23 at the Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit. Preview will begin at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary wine, cheese and fruit served. The Auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. This unique event offers the opportunity to mingle with family and friends while enjoying an exciting evening of fine art, knowing the proceeds will benefit numerous Rotary projects both locally and internationally. Tickets are only $10 per person and may be obtained from any Rotary Club of the Abingtons member or by calling the chairs Donald J. Myer (E-mail: , phone 586-1317) or Norbert Mayr (E-mail: , phone 335-2467), and available at the door that evening.


Arrangements have been made to send a group study exchange team from District 7410 to Mexico next April 2013 for a four-week stay. The team, comprised of several non-Rotarians and led by a veteran Rotarian, will be visiting some beautiful cities. This is a wonderful opportunity for select individuals to get to know Rotary, to travel to a beautiful country, to experience the people and their culture. They will stay in Rotarian’s homes and spend their time with Rotarians native to the region. Since it is, in part, a vocational trip, the team will visit places of interest to their career. There they will have the opportunity to learn some new ideas and to share some of their own. This trip will open up a lot of opportunities to learn, develop skills, make new friends, enjoy the sightseeing and culture, and learn about what Rotary is and does. Rotary provides the round trip airline ticket. Host Rotarians meet the team at the airport and take care of them throughout the entire stay. The cost to individuals is very minimal. Check out the District website for information and applications: – Group Study Exchange. Applications are due Aug. 31. Contact Barb Petty, phone 570-885-0731 with any questions or for help with this process.


The Interact Club is selling candy bars. They also recently helped at the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Thank you, Interact Club!


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth and aims to demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth, provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders, encourage leadership of youth by youth and recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities. Locally, our RYLA Conference will begin Sunday, July 8, and end with a program put on by the students on Thursday, July 12. It will be held at Keystone College in La Plume. The RYLA conference is a program for high school students completing their sophomore year who have shown leadership potential in their home, school, and community. The conference is designed to introduce participants to thoughts and ideas, which, if utilized, will strengthen and develop their leadership skills. It also provides an environment where participants may discuss and exchange their ideas with other students. The conference lasts five days and the cost per student is $300. The sponsoring Rotary Club will be responsible for paying the $300 conference fee. For more information contact T’Shaiya Stephenson, Rotary Club of the Abingtons, or visit the District website


“I have been keeping myself very busy by involving myself in various activities. The month of March gives me not a single day to relax. The Pennsylvania’s Junior Academy of Science, Science Olympiad, Robotics competition, spring play, will all keep me very busy. I am also planning to try out for the tennis team. I am really excited for all the upcoming events that await my participation.”

Get involved! Attend a Rotary Club of the Abingtons Meeting as our guest and consider joining. Meetings are held each Thursday at 12:10PM, Inn at Nichols Village, Clarks Summit. Visit our Facebook page for more information or check out our website:

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